Thursday, September 15, 2016

Firefighters Reach 100 Percent Containment on Rocky Road Fire

By 5:00 p.m. today, the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District will have the Rocky Road Fire 100% contained.
Fire crews have continued mopping up and monitoring for hot spots throughout the day. Their efforts have proven to be quite successful. The fire remains at 15.2 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
ODF Southwest Oregon District would like to thank all agencies who helped knock down this fire. As always, we recognize that we work best as a team and are thankful to have so many outstanding partnerships throughout the state.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Firefighters Stop Rocky Road Fire at 15 Acres

At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District responded to a grass fire burning near a home on Highway 227 and Rocky Road in Trail. The Rocky Road Fire was burning at a moderate rate of speed upslope in grass, brush and timber. Within two hours, crews were able to slow down the fire's spread and get a fire line around 80 percent of the perimeter.

Tonight, the fire size is estimated at 15.2 acres and is 35 percent contained.

There was an initial threat to nearby homes along Rocky Road; however, with the help of the Rogue Valley Wildland Task Force 2 consisting of Illinois Valley Fire District, Jackson County Fire District 5, Jackson Fire District 3, Jackson County Fire District 4, Medford Fire-Rescue and Ashland Fire & Rescue, all structures were protected.

No public or firefighter injuries have been reported.

Crews will continue to work tonight constructing additional hand line, as well as strengthening fire line currently in place. Firefighters will also be monitoring for spot fires throughout the evening and tomorrow morning. Ground crews were able to quickly stop several spot fires this afternoon at 1/10th and 1/100th of an acre.

All road closures have been lifted, but please be cautious of increased fire traffic along Highway 227.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire management officials ask that the public continue to use caution and adhere to regulations. Current fire restrictions for lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District can be found at www.swofire.com.

New Rocky Road Fire Maps Now Available

Please visit SWO Fire Data for the latest fire maps of the Rocky Road incident near Trail, OR.

Monday, September 12, 2016

New Pocketcard and Stats Now Available

We are continuing to have fire danger diminish as cooler weather persists over the area and humidity recoveries increase. Shorter days also contribute to this pattern. For the latest pocketcard and stats sheet please visit the SWO Fire Data website.